A huanghuali medicine chest
The rectangular box mounted with a handle at the top and metal fittings at the edges, one side opening to reveal three tiers with four drawers with metallic handles and a zitan tray, the cover affixed with a locking mechanism at the exterior, the reverse with a series of dated inscription and two incised seal marks.
24.6cm wide. (2).
- Please note the provenance and inscriptions on the lot.
Baron Takaharu Mitsui (三井 高陽 Mitsui Takaharu, July 10, 1900 - May 19, 1983) is considered one of the most eminent students of Japanese philately. Mitsui ran a zinc smelter near Omuta located on the southern island of Kyushu in the war.
'Used by the studio of pine and wind, recorded in the early summer of 1921'.
'[It] was one of the favour collections of the studio of pine and wind. [My] father Minamiyama gift it to me for pleasure forever.
[Dated] in the early summer of 1921, signed by Takaharu Mitsui
[My] father signed under the name the studio of pine and wind and bestowed it to me
Seal impression: "Takaharu" and "Urinn"'
Another two seal impression on the tray and the dweller:
「雨林文房清賞」篆文長方印 For Urinn studio to pleasure
「高陽棩藏之章」篆文長方印 collected by Takaharu